This week’s #WOTW and #R2BC

By | August 20, 2015

Gosh, I need some positivity today, it’s been a roller coaster week. I’m usually a “glass half full” gal but the fact that T’s football team – despite our sterling efforts – will more than likely disband and that D has been very badly let down by our local pharmacy and we feel that they have been so negligent that we have filed a complaint to the Pharmacy Regulator, it’s been quite a few days.

And…..Hubbie elected to bring me home a Costa (massimo decaf skinny) mocha today and ….they’re closed for refurbishment.   Great timing or what?!? I know that is minor compared to everything else but it could have been the proverbial straw that broke my (or it is a camel? I could never get that one right) back.

Onwards though!  My word for this week is:

And, thinking cheerfully, here’s why:

1.   It’s that time of the summer holidays when I start to think “back to school”, in terms of uniform.  I could have sorted this earlier (someone I know did hers in June), but I’m glad I didn’t because T has had an almighty growth spurt this summer!  Height, girth, feet, everything!

D is far easier to prepare for, because she doesn’t wear uniform.   She will just need some new trainers, with Velcro.

I’m sure the month or so leading up to the holidays didn’t whizz by this fast!

2.  D and I had another girlie shopping trip this week, which was really nice.  We didn’t see a vintage Rolls in the bank this time but town seemed slightly less busy and she coped better this week.

We had our “ooohs and coos” at various glittery, sparkly things and she was great fun to be with.

We’re five miles away from town and the Reading festival so it will get markedly busier by the end of the month and the bank holiday weekend.  A time when the stores focus seems to switch to bread, beers and wellie boots and there are festival goers everywhere and tons of extra security around the shops.   It brings in revenue for the town and surrounding area but makes it somewhere to avoid, unless absolutely necessary.

3.  I do have a “thing” for Phase Eight dresses, especially ones in their signature tapework style.   They are waaaaaaay out of my budget but I discovered this week that there’s quite a market on eBay.   It seems a bit sad that people seem to buy a lovely outfit for a special occasion (wedding etc, if it was me, I’d want to keep it) and then eBay it afterwards, but it means that there’s some lovely items around.

This was a bargain!

It’s fantastic on (me on the right) and was probably about a 10th of original price.  Arrived nice and quickly too.  

A happy end to a really quite challenging week, how’s yours been? 

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Louise George on 21st August 2015 at 6:52 am.

Glad that your challenging week had a happy end (love that Phase Eight dress – so pretty) but sorry to hear that you’ve had such a stressful time. Having problems with pharmacy sounds like a nightmare – hope you get the meds sorted out soon.


Jeannette on 23rd August 2015 at 3:57 pm.

Thanks Louise, me too. I’m on symptoms watch ATM, which isn’t doing much for my wellbeing! I’m hoping now I’ve taken control back from the rubbish pharmacy, it will run smoothly from September x


Sharon on 21st August 2015 at 10:00 am.

This summer holiday has gone very fast. We’re all ready for back to school. That dress is beautiful! x #WotW


Jeannette on 23rd August 2015 at 3:55 pm.

Yay, well done for being prepared, it’s whizzed way too fast x


Kim Carberry on 21st August 2015 at 11:56 am.

Oh dear….Sorry to hear your week hasn’t been the best! Hugs!
That dress is just stunning! Glad you had a happy end to the week x


Jeannette on 23rd August 2015 at 3:55 pm.

Thanks Kim, I’m hoping next week brings some resolutions to the meds muck-up and the team issues x


Jocelyn (@ReadingRes) on 21st August 2015 at 4:45 pm.

What a tough week, lots going on. Such a shame about the football team as I know how many hours and effort have gone into that. Glad you managed to find some positives, though, and that dress looks beautiful x Thanks for sharing with #WotW


Jeannette on 23rd August 2015 at 3:54 pm.

Thanks Jocelyn, we are both gutted about the team but glad we tried. The dress is wonderful, I’m enjoying hunting out bargains – oops! X


Catherine on 22nd August 2015 at 7:48 am.

Sorry you’ve had a tough week – hopes everything starts to improve for you. The dress is lovely – I also love Phase 8 dresses but I struggle with their sizing unfortunately so I doubt I will ever find one that actually fits properly. xxx #wotw


Jeannette on 23rd August 2015 at 3:53 pm.

Thank you, I hope the football and pharmacy elements get sorted soon (would be nice).
The tapework dresses are usually stretchy without a zip, so very flexible. Was very surprised to see such a good eBay market for them x


Merlinda Little on 22nd August 2015 at 10:32 pm.

That dress looks lovely! Love the design and work so intricate! #wotw


Jeannette on 23rd August 2015 at 3:50 pm.

Thanks, it is a lovely dress. I was a bit worried I’d look a bit Kardashian-like, ha, but it’s fab, their tapework is so detailed.


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